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Race for Justice 2nd Annual 5K Fun Run & Walk

Race for Justice Logo 2005 

Welcome to the University of Minnesota Law School's 3rd Annual Race for Justice 5K Fun Run & Walk!  This year's race will be held on Sunday, April 17, 2005 at the Nicollet Island Pavilion in Minneapolis.  All proceeds benefit U of MN students and graduates pursuing careers in public interest law.

Event Information

WHEN: Sunday, April 17, 2005
TIME: 11:00 AM Run/Walk Begins
10:00-10:45 AM Pre-registation
WHERE: Nicollet Island Pavilion (view race route)
COST: Early Registration - By April 1st, 2005:
  • $24 adult
  • $20 student
  • $12 kids ages 5-15
    kids under 5 are free

    Late (after April 1st) and Race Day Registration:
  • $30 all ages
       (kids 5 and under are still free)

    (All but $5 of the fee for each registered participant is tax-deductible)
  • INCLUDES: long-sleeve t-shirt, water and post-race snacks.  T-shirts guaranteed for early registrants, and available to others as supplies last.
    QUESTIONS: lawevent@umn.edu
    All abilities welcome; strollers acceptable for young ones.


    Not yet registered but still want to join? 

    Race-day registrations are welcome! 

    We ask that race-day registrants arrive at Nicollet Island by 10:30 AM on Sunday, April 17th, so that we can get everyone signed in.  T-shirts will be available to race-day registrants as long as supplies last.

    For more information or to make a donation online, go to: www.active.com

    Directions to the 5K


    Nicollet Island is along the Mississippi River immediately off of Hennepin Avenue.

    40 Power Street, Minneapolis, MN 55414

    From the Law School:
    1. Take Washington Avenuetowards Downtown.
    2. Turn Right at Hennepin Avenue.
    3. Cross the Hennepin Avenue Bridge; turn right immediately after the bridge.
    4. Registration will be near the big green Nicollet Island Pavilion

    Limited Parking is available in the lots on and around Nicollet Island. There is also parking along many of the streets in the area, including Main Street and Island Avenue. Parking is not allowed at the Nicollet Island Inn.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    1. What do you do with the registration fee money?

    The proceeds from the race will be donated to LRAP, the loan repayment program for U law grads who pursue public interest law work and to fund summer clerkships in public interest law for U students.  It’s a good cause, and it isn’t funded through your student activity fee.  Your entry fee entirely benefits U law students and grads.

    2. Do I get anything for participating?

    Every participant who registers prior to the registration deadline is guaranteed a Race for Justice 5K long sleeve T-Shirt, and will be entered into our random prize drawings (for things such as gift certificates to local restaurants, etc.).  T-Shirt supplies will be limited for those who register after the deadline or on race-day.

    3. Besides the random prize drawings, do you have awards for the race winner/age group winners?

    We plan on giving some form of award to the top male/female runners, as well as to the top 1L, 2L, 3L and faculty/staff male and female participants.  What these awards will be has yet to be determined, and will be based on what we able to secure through sponsorships.

    4. Is online registration legitimate?

    Absolutely.  In fact, we prefer that you register online if at all possible.  Active.com is a highly reputable web-based resource for fitness events nationwide.  For more questions on their service, refer to their website www.active.com.  In order to register online, you need to use a credit/debit card, but it is a very easy and secure tool (they also have a great magazine offer for anyone who registers on their site!).  Keep in mind Active.com applies a small convenience charge for registering online.

    5. Is this the same 5K run/walk that was held last year?  How do I get there?

    Yes.  Like last year, the course will be held on Nicollet Island.  The Nicollet Island Pavilion is conveniently located off of the Hennepin Avenue Bridge near the Main Street/St. Anthony area.  There are several bus routes serving the area, and there is some parking available.

    6. Is the Race for Justice limited to law students and faculty/staff only?

    No.  The Race for Justice is open to the entire community.  Feel free to invite friends and family members to participate.  In addition to other local runners/walkers, we are expecting many members of the Twin Cities area legal community to participate, so it’s also a great networking opportunity.  All abilities are welcome- and strollers too!

    Donate to LRAP

    Donations are still being accepted either through the mail or online:

    Make check payable to University of Minnesota Law School and mail to:

    Race for Justice 5K Fun Run/Walk
    University of Minnesota Law School
    472 Mondale Hall
    229 19th Avenue South
    Minneapolis, MN 55455

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       All donations separate from registration fees are completely tax-deductible.